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The Consul opera by Gian Carlo Menotti
Hillside Club
Berkeley, CA
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Berkeley Chamber Opera presents
The Consul
An opera by Gian Carlo Menotti

Friday July 14th 7pm
Sunday July 16th 2pm

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St., Berkeley CA

With a subject as relevant today as it was in 1950, Gian Carlo Menotti brings to life the horror of a family fleeing political persecution in their home country. Faced with an endless and inhumane vetting process for visas, they endure the agony of an uncertain future. The opera won a pulitzer prize for music and ran on Broadway for nearly 8 months in 1950.

"In endless waiting rooms the hour stands still, the light goes pale and thin, the heart is dead. Leave the doors unlocked and light the lamp within.  Give us back the earth and make us free" -Menotti

Review of BCO's last production:
"In every aspect - singing, orchestra, staging, costumes, acting  this production demonstrated what great things a small opera company can do."

-James MacBean, Berkeley Daily Planet

Alexander Katsman, Conductor
Igor Vieira, Director
Costumes: Barbara Lim

with chamber orchestra and supertitles

Magda Sorel: Eliza O'Malley
Secretary: Michelle Rice
Mother: Deborah Rosengaus
John Sorel: Michael Orlinsky
Secret Police Agent: Jason Sarten
Nika Magadoff, magician: Alex Taite
Mr. Kofner: J.T. Williams
Foreign Woman: Cara Gabrielson
Anna Gomez: Amy Foote
Vera Boronel: Bethany Goldson
Assan: Igor Vieira
Plainclothes Officer: James McGoff
Street Singer:  Liliane Cromer
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Hillside Club (View)
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States


Arts > Opera

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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